Naxos Nightlife: The largest and least known of the Cyclades, Naxos has a long history, important monuments but also an intense summer nightlife, which has developed especially in recent decades. The offer for nightlife in Naxos ranges from clubs and disco bars with Greek and foreign music, to wine bars and restaurants with live music.
Still little known by mass tourism, the island of Naxos is a real jewel located in the Cyclades archipelago . With its sea and magnificent beaches, the island is ideal for those in search of crystal clear waters and good local cuisine. Even those who wish to combine days at the beach with nightlife will not be disappointed by Naxos.
In fact, the Greek island attracts thousands of young people during the summer, eager to laze on its beaches during the day and have fun in the discos and dance the night away. Certainly the nightlife of Naxos is not comparable with that of the more famous islands of Rhodes , Mykonos or Santorini , even if it still boasts a good range of nightclubs where you can party until the morning. There are many bars on the beach where you can spend the evening with friends and have a few drinks and some discos, although few, mostly frequented by tourists.
Naxos nightlife can get really hectic , especially during the summer months. Nighttime entertainment is mainly concentrated on the seafront of Naxos Town and in the alleys of the city itself.
The evening in Naxos begins in the alleys of the old town, called Chora . Lose yourself in its alleys where, scattered among the souvenir and local handicraft shops, you will find numerous restaurants and taverns offering excellent Greek cuisine and good wine. Or enjoy a good aperitif in one of the many bars along the seafront while admiring the setting sun. Happy hour starts around sunset in most cafés, and is a popular way to relax or for a drink before hitting the clubs. Many seaside restaurants and bars remain open, offering food, cocktails and late-night entertainment.
In the Kastro , on the other hand, theatrical and musical events are organized, sometimes even free. There is a wide variety of options for those who love live music with free evenings of choral music and concerts. The island also hosts two cultural festivals: the Naxos Festival (running from mid-July to September) and the Domus Cultural Festival (June to October), both featuring concerts, film screenings and various art projects.
The best nightlife of Naxos is concentrated in the port and waterfront area of Chora . Here you will find a long succession of traditional bars and taverns where you can have a few drinks after dinner, as well as some disco-pubs with music that stay open until dawn. The nightclubs of Naxos are located at the end of the promenade, near the beach of Agios Georgios . The discos of Naxos are always very crowded and offer international hits and Greek music, with many promotions on drinks.
In the rest of the island, the entertainment is concentrated on the most famous beaches, where you will find some chic and trendy beach bars, with music and parties both day and night. Even at the tourist villages of Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna there are open-air discos where you can dance to the commercial and house music of the moment.
Clubs and discos in Naxos
(Chora, Naxos) Open every day from 19.00 to 9.00.
The Ocean Club is one of the hot spots of Naxos nightlife . The nightclub boasts a large outdoor terrace and an indoor dancefloor that comes alive every weekend during the high season. In winter, the club remains open and hosts concerts and live performances. The right place to party and dance in Naxos.
(Chora, Naxos) Located just behind the port, the DaCosta is a very crowded elegant disco that hosts theme parties with famous Athens djs playing Greek and international music. Open until the early hours of the morning, this is one of the busiest clubs in Naxos . Lots of trendy people and beautiful girls.
Banana Beach Bar
(Agia Anna, Naxos) Open every day from 9.00 to 22.00.
One of the most interesting night clubs in Agia Anna, Banana Beach Bar is the place where tourists come to dance and spend an evening party right in front of the beach. It serves delicious cocktails and a wide range of meat and fish dishes.
Yazoo Summer Bliss
(Plaka Beach, Naxos) Open Sunday to Tuesday from 9.00 to 2.00, Wednesday to Saturday from 9.00 to 4.00.
Located in Plaka, one of the most beautiful beaches of Naxos, the Yazoo is a beach bar that serves breakfast and excellent Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. The cocktail list is interesting, and guests can have the pleasure of sipping a frozen cocktail right on the sandy beach. The place is a favorite hangout of all the fun loving people and there is great music played throughout the day. In the evening, the place transforms into a lively disco bar, much appreciated for its Full Moon Parties , one of the wildest parties in Naxos, and is always crowded on weekends.
Like Home Bar
(?ld Town, Chora, Naxos) Open every day from 18.00 to 8.00.
True to its name, this bar will make you feel right at home. You can sit out on the balcony, enjoy the romantic and cool atmosphere, or party and dance inside the club. The cocktails are amazing and the view from the balcony is spectacular. Here you will find some of the best mojitos on the island, perfect for refreshing those hot summer nights.
Santana Beach Club Restaurant
(Agia Anna, Naxos) Located in Agia Anna, Santana is a beach club that offers breakfast or snacks during the day and turns into a disco with lots of music after sunset. The view of the sunset directly on the beach is unforgettable.
Flisvos Sportclub Naxos
(Chora, Naxos) Beach Cafe is located on Agios Georgios beach right next to Flisvos Surf and MTBike centre. On the terrace you can admire the sunset or taste excellent dishes of the local Greek cuisine, such as barbecue with souvlaki and chicken, fresh grilled fish, pasta and salads. Its splendid location next to the beach makes it a beautiful location for unforgettable parties.
The bars and pubs of Naxos
(Agia Anna, Naxos) Open every day from 20.00 to 4.30.
Open since 1987 and located on the beautiful beach of Agia Anna, the Island Bar is a bar frequented by both locals and tourists. The bar was established long before the island was full of tourist traps and still retains its authentic identity. There is an outdoor patio where guests can relax with a drink at hand. The lighting, the decoration with the big white cushions on the terrace, the smiling faces and the positive energy are the successful characteristics of Island Island. The place offers a wide choice of drinks, wines and beers, as well as some really interesting cocktails and shots, created using fresh ingredients. At night the bar goes wild with music and parties until the morning.
Naxos On The Rocks
(Perioxi Pigadakia Chora, Naxos) Open Sunday to Thursday from 19.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 4.00.
Located in the heart of the Chora, nestled between the seafront and the old town, Naxos On The Rocks is one of the most popular bars in Naxos . With a massive liquor display behind the bar, the bar serves quality drinks, wine, ouzo and a wide variety of whiskies, brandies and exotic cocktails. The atmosphere of this place is vibrant, the music is inviting and ranges from reggae to blues, through rock, salsa, hip hop, folk, jazz and other genres. Also, the place hosts live music and karaoke nights.
(Chora, Naxos) Open every day from 9.00 to 5.00.
Directly overlooking the Chora seafront, Prime Bar has a good reputation as one of the most popular bars in Naxos . In the afternoon the atmosphere warms up and, when the sun goes down, the lights and music come on and guarantee excellent nights of dancing and fun. Mostly frequented by Scandinavian tourists.
520 Cocktail Bar
(Old Town, Chora, Naxos) Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Housed in a typical Cycladic white house, 520 Bar offers some of the best views of Naxos town from its terrace directly overlooking the harbour. The bar offers a combination of good music and handcrafted cocktails, containing some typically Greek ingredients (e.g. mastiha liqueur). It is also possible to order homemade desserts and cakes.
La Vigne Wine Bar
(Chora, Naxos) Open every day from 19.00 to 24.00.
For a relaxed night out in Naxos, head to this upbeat wine bar just behind Plateia Mandilara. In addition to the extensive collection of local and international wines (including organic wines and imported French champagnes), the wine bar offers excellent dishes inspired by Greek, French, Asian and Caribbean cuisines in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere.
The Rum Bar
(Paralia, Chora, Naxos) Open every day from 18.00 to 4.00.
Perched upstairs above the busy waterfront of the Chora, this bar boasts superb sunset views overlooking the yacht harbour. Open all year round, the Rum Bar features classic rock tunes and occasionally features live music. Try their original cocktails, such as the Isla Tropical , which includes a good dose of Naxos kitron.
(Paliá Póli, Chora, Naxos) If you want to drink but don't like the confusion of discos, the Naxos Cafe is for you. This atmospheric traditional bar is small and lit by candlelight and spills out onto the cobbled street of Bourgos. Drink a good glass of wine among the locals.
Swing Cocktail Bar
(Protopapadaki, Naxos) Open every day from 19.00 to 7.00.
This bar decorated in an alternative style offers a breathtaking view, a lot of atmosphere, smiling and friendly people. Try molecular cocktails and listen to rock, funk, soul, pop, jazz and Latin sounds.
(Filoti, Naxos) A good cocktail bar located in the resort of Filoti, in the mountainous region of Naxos. Good cocktails and events with live music.
(Epar.Od. Naxou-Apiranthou, Filoti, Naxos) Open from Friday to Sunday from 8.00 to 22.30.
Restaurant and bar located in the shade of trees, famous for its excellent waffles, pancakes and homemade desserts. The fresh breeze and the sound of the leaves will accompany your drink, an ouzo or a cocktail.
Cosa Cafe Cocktail Bar
(Paroikia, Naxos) Another delightful cafe overlooking the sea.